Although the camel is not used much in Egypt as technology replaces its use, who can imagine a trip to the pyramids without a camel.   That being said camels are being used fort tourists and also for racing.  I do not mind the tourists use but I abhor camel racing and their use of child jockeys.   Camels were shipped to Australia to help with transportation  and as technology replaced them they were let go in the wild, causing a feral  population  explosion.  Since they will eat 80 percent of the vegetation this has caused damage to the native plants.

Camel_Profile,_near_Silverton,_NSW,_07.07.2007

arid landscape
only the camel
can still spit

(I know camels don’t really spit saliva, but whatever was ruminating in their stomach)

feral camels
running free
across the outback

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camels rocking gait
lending a romantic air
to the pyramids

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